Congratulations to EuroTechPostdoc2 fellows Melisa Benard Valle and Aldona Ilona Mzyk! The two scientists have been selected amongst around 400 applications to present their research at the “Science is Wonderful” fair of the European Commission. Join them on 25 and 26 April at The EGG in Brussels to discover the secrets of snakes…

Every year, over 100,000 people die of snakebites, and around three times as many suffer from amputations and other permanent disabilities following the bite of a snake. Agricultural workers and children are the most affected. Better treatments for venomous bites are urgently needed. At the science fair, Melisa and Aldona will help you turn your mobile phone into a microscope and use it to analyse snake samples to determine the snake that caused the bite and to identify a suitable antivenom. Find them on Track 5/booth 47!

Date: 25-26 April 2024
The EGG Brussels, Rue Bara 175, 1070 Brussels

Both Aldona and Melisa work at DTU and are co-hosted by EPFL and TU/e respectively. For their joint booth, they have combined their expertise in two very different fields to create an unforgettable experience for the science fair visitors.